Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the tropics; torrid; sultry.

Part of speech: adjective

Of the nature of a trope or metaphor.

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Usage examples "tropical":

  1. In the too few pages of this wonderful little book tropical Nature finds a living voice and a speech by which she can make herself known. - "The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers", Mary Cholmondeley.
  2. Nevertheless we passed the dreaded cape without much rough weather, and in the course of a few weeks afterwards were sailing gently, before a warm tropical breeze, over the Pacific Ocean. - "The Coral Island", R.M. Ballantyne.
  3. The country itself lay on end, as if crumpled by some giant hand, and presented a tropical blend of colors. - "The Iron Trail", Rex Beach.